How to set up “Family Access” in iOS 8 [instructions]




One of the key innovations in the iOS operating system 8 was the “Family Access” – feature that allows you to combine purchases in iTunes Store, App Store and iBooks Store six users iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Apple TV. It can be family members, friends and any other people – colleagues, relatives, neighbors. In this article, we describe in detail how to activate content sharing on iOS devices 8.


To begin, briefly about what constitutes this option iOS 8. «Family Access” – a brand new feature that allows you to save on purchases at online services Apple. Thus, by combining up to six Apple ID, users can download purchased apps, music, the songs on all the connected devices. Thus, you spend money on content once and can use it several people with different accounts.

In addition, the “Family Access” provides an opportunity to create a family calendar, track the location of all united in a group of users, and more. Read more about all of this can be found on the official website of Apple.

Now the main thing – how to combine the necessary Apple ID in the “Family Access.” Below is a step by step guide.

How to set up “Family Access” in iOS 8:

Step 1: Go to “Settings»> «iCloud».


Step 2: Find the “Family Access” and click on “Get Started.”


Step 3: Click on “Continue” and then select Apple ID. Again, click on the “Continue.”


Step 4: Specify one payment method for all Apple ID. In the system, you will be considered a “parent” and all of the proposed purchase will be made only with your consent.


Step 5: Click “Continue” and then decide whether you want to all family members saw the location of each other.


Step 6: Add the Apple ID to a person close to you “Family Access”. Potential members of the group will be invited to join the association you created.

That’s all. Your personal “Family Access” was created, and now all members of the group can make purchases and share content with each other.

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